In this groundbreaking collaboration between fine-artist Dalek and HAZE XXL of OX-OP, both players delve into new creative turf with a project that combines eye-bending animation and a soundtrack that is the antithesis of typical new age art-house fodder. Working as a team, this joint venture resulted in 10 animation pieces called A Purge of Dissidents.
Though the aPoD concept was intended for and has been shown in gallery installations worldwide, it has become much, much more culminating in a Book/DVD/CD package released through Ipecac Records. This is not simply a CD with extravagant packaging, nor a book with some bonus materials, but a project in which the sum is greater than the parts.
This set includes the 48-page book featuring the artwork of Dalek & storyboard of the chapters of the A Purge of Dissidents saga, DVD with all 10 fully animated episodes & soundtrack CD which HAZE XXL has taken some of the 30 finished instrumentals & had Craig Finn (Hold Steady), David Yow (Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid), Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion), and Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) all turn in vocal performances on some that spun the material into wholly new turf.
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